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Tillandsia aeranthos

Distributed in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina at altitudes from 0 to 200 m.

Epiphytic (Trees, Shrubs).

Tillandsia aeranthos 'slender type'

Tillandsia (Anoplophytum) aeranthos (Loiseleur) L. B. Smith (1943)



  • [ Blooming ] March - May, for 2 weeks
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 10 - 15 cm (W) x 5 - 7 cm (H)
  • Leaves and petals of this foliage is more slender than standard T. aeranthos. Leaves and flowers have some similarity to T. bergeri, so it may be an natural hybrid with T. bergeri.
  • Very sturdy species. High degree of drought, high/low-temperature tolerance.

Cultivaton tips

Informations summarized here are based on our experiences, and TrekGEO does not guarantee the results by cultivating in the same or similar conditions described here. Even a species of Tillandsia differs substantially between individuals, and is very sensitive in changes of environments. Applicatons of any idea inspired by this site should be at your own risks.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows very well.

Cultivation Log

  • Sept. 2020 All foliages except offsets turned brown and died because probably of high temperature.

  • May 2019 3 offsets began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Mar. 2019 It bloomed.
  • Jan. 2019 An inflorescence began to grow.

  • May 2018 Many roots began to grow.

  • June 2017 An offset began to grow at the middle of the foliage.
  • May 2017 An offset began to grow at the base of the inflorescence.
  • Apr. 2017 It bloomed.

  • Oct. 2016 Roots began to grow.
  • July 2016 Good condition.
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